Research Organizations

There are a number of organizations that provide excellent information on Yoga research being conducted worldwide. Still other organizations sponsor conferences, symposia and conduct research. Here, you will find links to these organizations:


International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
The main organization in the USA dedicated to Yoga therapy and research. Publishes annual research journal, provides a great amount of research and resource materials on their website.

Since 2007, the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) has sponsored an annual Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR). For 2010, IAYT will sponsor it’s first Symposium on Yoga Research (SYR).


Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute
KYI (India) has been conducting Yoga research since the 1920s. They publish a newsletter and maintain an archive.

Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation
The Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (Research Foundation) or VYASA (India) has been set up to examine the efficacy of Yoga practices and to develop Yoga courses to solve the basic problems of the high-tech era.

Yoga Research and Education Foundation
The primary objective of this nonprofit organization is to conduct and promote research in any and all aspects of Yoga.

Yoga Research Society
Founded by Dr. V. Pratap, YRS hosts an annual conference, medical Yoga symposia and explores research in the USA.

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